Classroom to Copy #19: Kristy Chadwick on Overcoming Burnout & Finding Community through Copywriting

podcast Dec 26, 2023

In this episode, you will discover:

[00:48] Kristy Chadwick’s journey from working in a bank… a law office… a theme park… to stumbling into teaching – PLUS why she thanked her boss for making the surprising decision to fire her from her teaching job last Thanksgiving…

[08:57] How she discovered copywriting after teaching, and why her entire life began to change after joining the Copy Chief community and Kevin Rogers’ Escape Velocity program…

[13:01] “These people believed in me, so how dare I doubt myself?”

[13:27] How the Copy Chief community helped both of us create better personal and professional boundaries as former teachers who struggled with setting boundaries…

[16:42] The top 5 teaching skills that Kristy says will translate seamlessly into copywriting (PLUS: she shares a great document that shows you how your teacher skills translate to real-world skills!)…

[23:55] The #1 thing Kristy wants you to know – and a powerful message for teachers who currently get the “Sunday Scaries”, take work home every night and weekend, and can’t see themselves still doing this in 10 years…

[26:39] “It’s never too late to become what you might have been” – Kristy reveals the No. 1 secret ingredient we both used to make the leap to a completely different career…

[28:40] Kristy’s advice for former teachers who’re considering copywriting – and her GREAT strategy for building your copywriting skills regardless of your budget…

[33:19] How to approach imposter syndrome (hint: it’s not about making it go away completely!) 

Kristy Chadwick was a teacher for over a dozen years and is now building her new dream in writing, coaching, consulting, and community building. She is known as a “powerhouse” and a “conduit of community” in the Copy Chief universe. Kristy loves sharing stories, building people up, true crime documentaries, live theater, foreign films, satire, dark comedy, and her 7-year-old daughter’s pretend YouTube videos. Any of the above are even better by the ocean. 

You can find her online here on LinkedIn, Medium, and her website

Recommended Resource: Teacher Skills Translated

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